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  • UK Queen Elizabeth class

    Aircraft Carrier V STOL

    Aircraft Carrier V STOL Queen Elizabeth class


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    65000full load (tn)
    280length (m)
    70beam (m)
    11draught (m)
    10000range (nm)
    25max speed (knots)
    107000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce MT30
    3Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm


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        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy AW EH101 00
    UK Royal Navy AW Merlin HC.4 00
    UK Royal Navy AW Sea King ASaC.7 00

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    UK HMD Rosyth - Rosyth2

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    UKRoyal NavyR09HMS Prince of WalesGPWS - P----
    UKRoyal NavyR08HMS Queen ElizabethGQLZ - Q2017--

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    2008-mayOrderedUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth
    2009-jul-7Laid downUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth Assembled at Babcock Rosyth, from modules built by BAE Systems (Glasgow), BAE Systems (Portsmouth), Babcock (Appledore), A & P Tyneside and Cammell Laird
    2014-jul-4LaunchedUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth Naming Ceremony. Dry dock flooded at Babcock Rosyth, after modular construction and cleared No. 1 Dock on 17 Jul
    2015-dec-10UK R09 HMS Prince of Wales final, (aft island) structural module departed BAE Systems Glasgow. Took southern route via English Channel and arrived 20 Dec, for assembly and integration at Rosyth.
    2017-jun-29TrialsUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth departed HMD Rosyth for 6 week manufacturer Phase 1 trials, with HMS Sutherland as escort.
    2017-jul-7TrialsUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth Extended stay at Invergordon for replenishement and to make repairs following a defect during sea trials.
    2017-augHomeportUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived at HMNB Portsmouth shortly before 18th, as Homeport.
    2017-sep-9UK R09 HMS Prince of Wales Naming ceremony (equivalent of Launch ?) with Duchess of Rothesay (aka Duchess of Cornwall) at Aircraft Carrier Alliance, Rosyth
    2017-dec-7CommissionedUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth Commissioned at HMNB Portsmouth
    2017-dec-21UK R09 HMS Prince of Wales Floated out of dry dock at Rosyth, for completion of fitting out.
    2018-feb-6Port VisitUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth At Gibraltar North Mole during trials
    2018-feb-8AircraftUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth embarked two Qinetiq Chinooks for working up trials, including ZH902.
    2018-aug-18DeploymentUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth departed HMNB Portsmouth on maiden deployment for 11 week WESTLANT 18 exercise off east coast of USA. Accompanied by HMS Monmouth and RFA Tiderace, she also has 3x Merlin HM.2 from 820 NAS which embarked in the preceeding week plus part of 42 CDO Royal Marines to conduct amphibious exercises. Before leaving UK waters, 3x Merlin HC.4 of 845 NAS (Furious Flt) embarked on 20 Aug (including ZJ120 / D and ZJ129 / N). Main objective is to determine operating parameters for the F-35B, which will embark for the 1st time. Shadowed along the western English Channel by RFS Admiral Makarov.
    2018-sep-17Port VisitUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth Visited NS Norfolk after cruising to avoid path of Hurricane Florence. To join with HMS Monmouth.
    2018-sep-25AircraftUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth 1st landing aboard by F-35B (USN BF-04 from VX-23), flown by a Royal Navy pilot.
    2019-sep-22TrialsUK R09 HMS Prince of Wales Departed Rosyth for 1st sea trials
    2019-sep-23AircraftUK R09 HMS Prince of Wales 1st deck landing by 820 NAS Merlin HM.2 ZH856 as Dolphin 14.
    2019-sep-26DeploymentUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth Operating off US east coast, escorted by HMS Dragon, HMS Northumberland and RFA Tideforce during WESTLANT19. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 4 Dec.
    2019-nov-16HomeportUK R09 HMS Prince of Wales Arrived in HMNB Portsmouth, after sea trials were completed ahead of schedule.
    2019-dec-10CommissionedUK R09 HMS Prince of Wales Commissioned at Portsmouth
    2020-mar-6TrialsUK R09 HMS Prince of Wales Departed Liverpool for further trials
    2020-sep-21DeploymentUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 Participated in Ex Joint Warrior 20-2 off NW Scotland
    2021-mar-15Port VisitUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth at Glen Mallan for storing, departed 20 Mar.
    2021-apr-27AircraftUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth embarked 4 Merlin HM.2 and 3 Crowsnest Merlin of 820 NAS in preparation for CSG21 Indo-Pacific deployment.
    2021-junDeploymentUK R09 HMS Prince of Wales assigned to 656 Squadron
    At least 2x Apache from 656 Squadron (including ZJ226) embarked, departed towards end of Jun.
    2021-jun-10DeploymentUK R09 HMS Prince of Wales G7 Summit 2021 standing off Carbis Bay, with AAC Apache AH.1 embarked during G7 Summit in Cornwall
    2021-jun-29Port VisitUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth Moored off Limassol, after Black Sea operations
    2021-jul-7Port VisitUK R09 HMS Prince of Wales first overeas port visit to Gibraltar, departed 11 Jul.
    2021-jul-7DeploymentUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth Transit of Suez Canal from Mediterranean, with CSG21 main force.
    2021-aug-6Port VisitUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Guam as part of CSG21
    2021-dec-2Port VisitUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth visited Rota to disembark USMC F-35 complement.
    2021-dec-8AircraftUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth disembarked 4x 820 NAS Merlin HM.2 (at least 3 of which were Crowsnest fitted) to RNAS Culdrose, after CSG21 deployment, whilst on her way to HMNB Portsmouth
    2022-mar-6DeploymentUK R09 HMS Prince of Wales departed HMNB Portsmouth for Exercise Cold Response 22.

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